Carlos Queiroz submits his resignation letter from his position as Iran National Team Coach
Carlos Queiroz has resigned from Iran national coach on Saturday, according to his official page on Facebook.
"After a 5-hour-long meeting with Iran Federation President, I have presented a resignation letter from my position as National Team Coach", he posted yesterday evening.
"This decision comes after a meeting concluding that there are no conditions to proceed with the approved Preparation Plan for the World Cup, due to the permanent opposition to the Iran Football Federation and the National Team Coach, moved by sports agents not interested in the National Team success."
"After a year without defeats, after reaching the first position in our World Cup qualifying group, and after confirming Iran's the best Asian team in FIFA Ranking, the Iranian Federation confirms not to have conditions nor the authority to implement the approved Preparation Plan."
Queiroz lost his cool after Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic criticized him over holding a training camp in Dubai, the UAE. 63 years old coach expelled seven Persepolis’s players from the camp in response to Croat’s allegations.
The Iranian national football team was scheduled to play a friendly with Morocco but the match was canceled. Ivankovic had said Persepolis’s players need to rest in mid-season instead of taking part in a useless camp. The Reds are favorite to win Iran Professional League and also they will represent the country in the AFC Champions League.
Queiroz has already resigned several times but the Iranian football federation rejected them. Team Melli, who is currently top of Group A in the Asian 2018 World Cup qualifying with 11 points, will take on Qatar on March 23 before facing China five days later.